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Presidential Debate

Obama: Romney Will Create A 'Mess'

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

During the second presidential debate, Barack Obama hit back at Mitt Romney's claim that the president is to blame for high gas prices, saying that Ro...

Romney-Obama Debate: Your Night In GIFs

The Huffington Post | Brad Shannon | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

If you're watching the debate tonight, well, we're all in this together. Here are some animated GIFs of the event, updated as we make 'em: There wa...

WATCH LIVE: Presidential Debate Live Streaming Online

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

You can watch the presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney live from Hofstra University in New York with the video stream above provid...

WATCH: Green Party Candidate Arrested Before Debate

Posted 10.17.2012 | Green

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested outside of Hofstra University on Tuesday after she attempted to enter the debate grounds. ...

LIVE UPDATES: Obama, Romney Face Off In Presidential Debate

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

The presidential debate on Tuesday night will have Barack Obama and Mitt Romney interacting with their audience as the pair of candidates respond to q...

Comedians Live Tweet The Second Presidential Debate

Posted 12.16.2012 | Comedy

Presidential debates are hard on the candidates, but even harder on those of us watching at home. That's why the good Lord invented Twitter. We've ...

Romney Adviser Says Governor Will Push Obama To 'Man Up' On Libya

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney is prepared to push President Barack Obama to "man up" and answer for his administration's handling of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Li...

Why the Location of Tonight's Debate Matters

Dr. Paula M. Rooney | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Dr. Paula M. Rooney

By hosting this last debate on a college campus, the campaigners were dramatically reminded that the nation's future is currently attending class.

100 Must-Follow Twitter Feeds For Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

There are no shortage of options for watching tonight's town hall presidential debate. One of the most interesting places to get real-time commenta...

It's the (Electoral College) Math, Stupid

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

If the Obama campaign can deliver the ground game and turn in victories in at least one of the three major states -- or wins in the smaller swing states -- then the numbers will add up to a victory.

The President of the United States Will Decide Women's Choice Globally

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

As the two square off on foreign policy, women's reproductive rights must be addressed because whomever becomes president will not only determine U.S. women's personal, economic and educational choices, but also those of women worldwide

Presidential Debate Audience Adds New Dimension To Obama-Romney Showdown

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

The presidential debate audience adds a new dimension to the showdown between Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Tuesday night....

A Modest Proposal for Debates That Actually Test How a Presidential Candidate Would Handle the Job

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

After the first presidential debate, which gave Romney a four-point bounce, nobody is doubting the debates' importance. But as we ready for tonight's round two, I'm wondering: What exactly are the debates teaching us about the candidates? As they're presently constituted, they don't give an accurate idea of what a candidate might be like as a president. Take the prohibition on notes -- when is a sitting president ever going to be faced with a situation in which he's going to need to make an important decision without availing himself of any outside information? It's fun to see how a candidate responds to a zinger, but it'd be much more instructive to see how a candidate goes about seeking information that he doesn't know. So what about at least one debate that is structured to resemble the decision-making process a president would actually go through in office?

Town Hall Audience, Don't Blow This Amazing Opportunity by Asking the Same Boring Questions!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

Everything in life has a scientific component. Virtually none of the questions asked by moderators have contained a scientific component. Be a hero: ask these questions for your country and the world!

Obama Under Pressure To Come Alive In Rematch Against Mitt Romney

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

* Obama and Romney clash over Libya killings * Candidates circle, confront each other on stage * Polls show race deadloc...

Middle East, Three Mistakes and One Collective Solution

Dominique de Villepin | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Dominique de Villepin

It's time for the United States to face the legacy of a half century of policies in the Middle East, the legacies of the Cold War as well as of the last decade's neoconservatism. Yes, mistakes have been made. Changes are needed, now. And they can be.

10 Things To Know About Candy Crowley

Posted 10.16.2012 | Women

When Candy Crowley takes the stage October 16 to moderate a presidential debate, she will be the first woman in over 20 years to do so. Crowley, a pol...

Do-It-Yourself Obama-Romney Second Debate Story

Spencer Green | Posted 12.16.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

With only three weeks to go before (1), all eyes are focused on President Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as they prepare for their second presidential debate (2).

Are Female Moderators Just The Vanna Whites Of Debates?

MORE Magazine | Posted 10.16.2012 | Women

When CNN’s Candy Crowley moderates the second presidential debate in a few weeks, she will be only the second woman to perform that role since Carol...

Howard Fineman

Can Cool Hand Barack Dismantle Robomitt?

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Time for some drama, Obama. With his presidency on the line, Barack Obama at 9 p.m. on Long Island must do –- is planning to do ...

Obama Seeks To Regain Momentum Against Mitt Romney In Presidential Debate

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

By NANCY BENAC, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The pressure is on President Barack Obama to deliver a Goldilocks performance in the second debate:...

Jason Linkins

What To Watch For In Tonight's Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Tuesday night, the highly successful season of "The Commission On Presidential Debates Presents: These Presidential Debates That We Were Commissioned ...

Extreme Partisanship: Preserver of Our Democracy

John Cooker | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
John Cooker

Each of the two political parties tries desperately to include constituents with conflicting opinions and loyalties to hold the system together. The Republican Party recently silenced Ron Paul's campaign but scooped up his followers; just as the Democrat Party did with Ralph Nader.

Lowered Expectations For Obama Before Second Debate

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

While nationwide polls remain close, President Barack Obama is gaining ground somewhere he might not have preferred -- the battle of lowered debate ex...

Don't Overract, Mr. President -- That Path Leads to the Dark Side

Ben Zweifach | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Ben Zweifach

Legions of left-leaning pundits are now urging Obama to follow Biden's performance and knock the snot out of the Mittens. Due respect, that's a fiasco waiting to happen.